Adult Cleft Lip Revision. Adult Cleft Lip Revision. Cleft lip and palate are the most common congenital anomalies of the face and skull, affecting approximately one in newborns in the U.S. Infants with cleft lip have variable degrees of change in the appearance of the lip and nose depending on whether or not the gums and palate are involved. Adults. There are around 70, adults in the UK alone who were born with a cleft lip and/or palate. This section is for adults looking to continue their treatment or simply find out what is available on the NHS and beyond. This section is for adults who were born with a cleft lip and/or palate. It aims to give a general overview of some of the issues that adults with a cleft may face and what can be done to help.
Adults born with a cleft lip and/or palate may require ongoing treatment despite having undergone surgery as children, teenagers and young adults. The healthcare of adults born with a cleft can sometimes be neglected because they are no longer monitored within the U.K. cleft service (Cleft treatment pathway) after the age of Adult Cleft Lip and Palate Program Adults who have had corrective cleft lip/palate surgery as children often continue to experience speech, dental, or appearance-related complications or concerns. Although both the technology and the techniques to correct such issues have improved dramatically in the past two decades, many adults with cleft lip/palate may not know where to turn for .
Treatments currently available to infants and children with cleft lip and palate are also available to adults with clefts. Although every attempt is made to complete cleft care by the late teens, some ongoing treatment still may be required or some unmet patient need may become apparent in later years.